Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander, who cut short a simulated game on Wednesday due to fatigue, has been ruled out of a potential Tuesday start against the Yankees.
Verlander was experiencing "normal soreness," according to a report in the Detroit News, and will not return to the rotation just yet. Left-hander Kyle Lobstein, who provided a solid start against the Indians on Sunday, will remain in the rotation and start on Tuesday.
Verlander now has not pitched in a competitive game in almost three weeks, which might necessitate a rehab start in the Minors before his activation from the disabled list.
"We'll cross that bridge when we get to it," manager Brad Ausmus said in the report.